Thursday, October 30, 2014

Show Premium/Class List for Schooling Show November 8th

Here is a copy of the premium and class list for our schooling show on November 8th!  Patterns WILL NOT be posted ahead of time, and will be available at the sign-in desk the day of the show.  Thank you to everyone for participating and we look forward to having you!

J6 Equestrian Center English/Western Schooling Show
Saturday November 8th, 2014. Start time 9:30am.
SHOW MANAGER: Katherine Calkins (520) 975-2822 WickedGoodSaddleClub@gmail.com
Location/mailto: J6 Equestrian Center, 3036 W Williams Rd, Benson, AZ 85602 Judge…Martha Calkins BHS
Arena Fee: $5/horse      Entry Fee…$10.00/class……          Saddle Club Members $8/class
Refund Policy…no refunds
I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the J6 Ranch Equestrian Center, WickedGood Saddle Club, Katherine Calkins, and the employees and agents thereof, from and against any and all loss, costs, or expenses, or any claim thereof, of whatever nature, arising for or on account of, or by reason of, the entry or entries hereby made. I represent and agree that, for entries made for or on behalf of an exhibitor under the age of 21years, I am a parent or duly appointed guardian of such minor, and I am entitled to make this entry for and on behalf of such minor. I further represent and agree that I have full authority and privilege from such other person to make an entry for and on behalf of that person.
Signature of Rider: __________________________________
Signature of Parent or Guardian if Rider is under 18 years of age: ____________________________
Signature of Owner of Horse: __________________________________________
Address: _____________________________________________________________________________
Telephone: ______________________________  Rider’s Email: _________________________________
Class #
Class Description
Horse Name
Rider Name
Fee







































$5/Horse

               


TOTAL

Make Checks Payable to WickedGood Horsemanship



1.        *Youth Showmanship
2.        *Adult Amateur Showmanship
3.        *Open Showmanship
4.        -BREAK- 15min
5.        Leadline Western Riding
6.        Youth Western Pleasure
7.        Adult Amateur Western Pleasure
8.        Open Western Pleasure
9.        Walk/Jog Western Pleasure

10.     Youth Ranch Pleasure
11.     Adult Amateur Ranch Pleasure
12.     Open Ranch Pleasure
13.     Walk/Jog Ranch Pleasure

14.     *Youth Western Horsemanship
15.     *Adult Amateur Western Horsemanship
16.     *Open Western Horsemanship
17.     *Walk/Trot Western Horsemanship
18.     Leadline English/Hunter Riding
19.     Youth Saddle/English Pleasure
20.     Adult Amateur Saddle/English Pleasure
21.     Open Saddle/English Pleasure
22.     Walk/Trot Saddle/English Pleasure

23.     Youth Hunter/Sport Horse Pleasure
24.     Adult Amateur Hunter/Sport Horse Pleasure
25.     Open Hunter/Sport Horse Pleasure
26.     Walk/Trot Hunter/Sport Horse Pleasure

27.     *Youth Hunter Hack
28.     *Adult Amateur Hunter Hack
29.     *Open Hunter Hack

30.     Youth Hunt Seat Equitation
31.     Adult Amateur Hunt Seat Equitation
32.     Open Hunt Seat Equitation
33.     Walk/Trot Hunt Seat Equitation
*Denotes a class with a pattern
Martingales (not standing) allowed in all classes. No draw reins. Exhibitors on stallions must be over 18. Helmets requires for Hunter Hack. Proper show attire encouraged for all classes.
Youth is under 18 years of age as of the show.

Monday, October 27, 2014

FANTASTIC Trail Fun Day/Competition Courtesy of DeeDee Pierce

Thank you DeeDee Pierce on behalf of all the WickedGood Saddle Club members for hosting this event at your wonderful facility!  There was a total of 11 riders, three of whom opted for the competition phase of the event.  In third place with a solid ride was Marcella Green, on Sparkle (who also carried Marcy's husband Mike across the "finish line"),  in second place James Heckman on his Quarter Horse stallion, Snazzy Lady's Man, a.k.a. "PeeWee", and in first place with a terrific canter ride was Christi Lakey with her Appendix Quarter Horse mare, "Lilly"!

The club would also like to thank Patti, our line judge, and head judge Katherine!

We would also like to thank Marcy Green for organizing "Year of the Horse" t-shirts!  They're such a beautiful color, thank you!

We hope to have future small, fun competitions.  Thank you everyone for participating!


Christi Lakey crossing the finish line at a gallop with Lilly! Photos courtesy of Amy Heckman.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Gymkhana Saturday October 4

Oops - the next J6 Ranch Fall Buckle Series Gymkhana date is October 4, not the 3rd!

Be sure to come out and try your skills. This is a great way to introduce your horse (and yourself) to getting out with with around other horses and arena noise in a no-pressure environment.  You can enter all or just one or two events and you can take your horse around a pattern in hand - like leadline without the young rider.

Day pens are availabe - check with Katherine or Martha when you arrive.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Gymkhana and Staying Connected

Books open at 9:00 am Saturday, October 4 for the 2014 J6 Ranch Fall Buckle Series Ghykhana.  Don't forget to tell your friends! For patterns and current standings click here.

You can subscribe by email to the J6 Blog to make sure you don't miss any important happenings - like the rest of the Fall Series gymkhanas, upcoming Saddle Club rides and the Dressage Schooling Show in December.
 Just enter your address in the box that looks like this in the sidebar and stay informed.

A new addition to the Dressage Schooling show will be Prix Caprilli - depending on your point of view this is dressage for jumpers or jumping for dressage horses.  Either way it adds a little more spice to the competition.  See more about Prix Caprilli here.

The photo is MoonlightOnSilk doing a Prix Cabrilli Intro Level Test.  Can anyone guess what is special about this horse? (If you can't figure it out you can find a hint here.)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Western Dressage Clinic

Saturday's Western Dressage Clinic at J-Six Ranch Equestrian Center presented by the Cochise Dressage and Eventing Association and featuring clinician Katherine Calkins brought together riders, horses and auditors with a wide range of experience and expectations - all wanting to know more about this emerging discipline.

Clinician Katherine Calkins demonstrating on Sparkle (owned by Marcella Kline-Green)

How is Western Dressage different from modern "traditional" dressage? It honors the horse and values the partnership*. Western Dressage is truly American in accepting horse and rider as we are and encouraging us to be the best we can be.  Based on the precepts of traditional dressage - precision of training that improves fluidity, self awareness, obedience and confidence - dressage benefits any horse and rider whether going into battle, tackling the work in the cow pen or traveling safely down the trail. 

Why are there "tests"?  Tests are used in dressage to evaluate the progress of the horse, the rider and the partnership.  In competition we may be used to "winning" but in dressage the true competition is ourselves.  While we may score higher than another horse and rider team at a show to win ribbons, our goal is to improve on the score of our last test and to move up to the next level.

Katherine Calkins has additional clinics scheduled and regular lesson groups focused on Western Dressage.  You can come watch the Cochise Dressage and Eventing Association show on May 5th to see what all the excitement is about!
Summing up for the auditors.

For more information contact Katherine by phone (520) 975-2822 or
by email:   Katherine@WickedGoodHorsemanship.com 

Cochise Dressage and Eventing Association Schooling Show
May 5 at J-Six Ranch Equestrian Center
Western and Traditional Dressage

Western Dressage Association of America
http://www.westerndressageassociation.org
*The mission of the Western Dressage Association® is to honor the horse and to value the partnership it has provided us on our American journey. Its mission is to provide a model of training and horsemanship which optimizes this partnership for the benefit of both horse and rider. Its mission is to celebrate the American West where all these things came to pass.